What’s up? It’s your previous boy Waldo right here, to tell you about some new and upcoming releases—good, dangerous or in any other case. Bear in mind, I’m not an elitist, you simply have horrible style.
Anarkhon is releasing the crazily titled Phantasmagorical Personification of the Dying Temple. (Takes deep breath) Phew. Rasped out old-school Lovecreafitan loss of life metallic from Sao Paulo Brazil. Known as “abyssal” by some, that is an insidious affair, there’s some loss of life/loss of life doom right here, some atmospheric elements, some plodding riffs into some blackened loss of life. That sufficient of an outline for you? This feels cavernous, swirls and eddies of evil abound, nearly sufficient to summon The Factor That Ought to Not Be himself. One reviewer wrote “enigmatic riff possessed with the majesty of arcane data, each rotted environment and bludgeoning riff on level.” Certainly. 7 Fucking Pecks.
I’ve been listening to the identify Contrarian for a bit now, and I used to be anxious to take a look at their new one Sage of Shekhina on Willowtip Data. Earlier than I begin, I’ve to say that this birdbrain thinks that the label hardly ever misses the mark. I’m sorry to say, that this time, the mark has been thrown out. That is technical, progressive loss of life, and wow, it appears like a heavier jazz document. The bass is noodling round whereas the drummer is attempting to indicate off each lick he’s ever realized. The vocals and guitar are essentially the most intelligible and do have some riff and coherence right here and there. Earlier than anybody says, “nicely, I LIKE progressive loss of life,” you don’t. The backing band seems like 10 of the identical data have been thrown down the steps whereas taking part in on the similar time. Not for me. 4 Fucking Pecks, just for with the ability to play their devices.